Why Krishna gives more diversions for the devotees?
A Girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:
“Prabhuji. I wonder why krishna should give more diversions to the devotees. why he can not offer facilities to his devotees. I am facing so many diversions. please clarify prabhuji.”
Most of us have a worry. “I am not able to properly follow Krishna consciousness and I am again and again forced to involve in materialistic acts and offences. Why Krishna gives more diversions for the devotees?”
Do you know most of the people fail to follow proper devotional practices? Because, maya’s assignment is like that.
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Maya has been assigned to maintain the population and affairs of this material planet.
We have seen all the political parties in India are trying their best to retain their follower base as they are needed to paste posters in every nook and corner and preach about that party to the people. So, they need dedicated followers. To retain them, the parties offer gifts and money whenever there are meetings in every area. They also give some contracts of public works to their party workers. If they do not care them properly, they will jump to other parties.
If you take e-commerce companies, they will always be offering discounts, mailers, SMS etc, to the members of their sites because they like to engage and retain their followers always with their site, though many of such sites are now running in loss.
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Similarly, if all people follow devotion PROPERLY and get elevated to Krishna’s kingdom, there will be no duties for maya in this planet. So, maya follows all the tricks to engage the people with the affairs of this material world. In the case of devotees, she will be aggressive because she likes to pull back that devotee from going away from material affairs because that devotee will lose material attachments if they embrace Krishna seriously.
She has only two choices: (i) if that devotee is weak in devotion, he can be trapped in to her net again. (ii) If that devotee is very strong in devotion, she can leave him because she has made that devotee strong by giving attractions and she has made that devotee qualified to get the special care of Krishna. Thus, Maya’s tests are just tests whether we are truly sincere in Krishna Consciousness.
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So, she gives more and more tests to that devotee by giving some temporary powerful attractions. She may show beautiful persons of opposite sex. She may make them interested in enjoying more and more comforts by giving opportunities.
If we do not understand that these are the tricks of maya to make us bound with this material world, we will fall back into her material trap.
However, when we seriously and sincerely involve in Krishna bakthi neglecting the pulling tricks of maya that is a test for us, then, maya does not hesitate to encourage us to follow devotion to Krishna as she is also the external energy of Krishna and hence she gives up that devotee to the hands of Krishna.
Krishna too gives all the facilities for that devotee to follow devotion properly though maya is giving glares on the other side.
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When I was struggling with more than heavy loans that I invested in my company and hence was not able to follow devotional practices properly, Krishna cleared all my loans in a single stroke within about 2-3 years and made me free from loan so that I can get relieved from tensions that enabled me to follow devotional practices without any material hinderence. Because, I was feeling within me that I was not able to follow devotion properly because I had to spend more hours to work and earn to clear the investment loans that had many deadlines for many people for repayments.
Another example is our FB page itself. When I started preaching through FB in 2011, there was a limit for the number of letters every post should have. So, I had to divide the articles into many paragraphs and post as many posts for every topic. This was difficult for the devotees as every day, I had to post 15-20 posts within an hour. I thought how it will be if the FB remove the limits so that I can post as I wish in FB. However, within a short period of time, the FB removed that limit and hence I was able to post even a big topic within a single post. Krishna also sent thousands of serious devotees to our FB page that now contains so many young and senior devotees, even some temple presidents/ managers, etc.
Thus, there is no incident in the history in which Krishna failed to free His devotees to follow devotion IF THEIR DESIRE TO FOLLOW THE DEVOTION IS SINCERE.
Now, tell me why Krishna gives more diversions for the devotees. He tests us through Maya to test our sincerity in devotion.
So, just develop a serious wish to follow devotion properly. Krishna will clear all the barriers on your path and make the road easy to travel.
(WHY KRISHNA DEVOTEES ARE GIVEN MORE PROBLEMS? (WITH SUBTLE FACTS) – PART-2! READ HERE!)